Still Buzzing …. From Santa Fe to Socorro to Diane’s!

Hello My Friends,

greg n Lloyd n TerriTwo weeks ago, I had the honor of hosting phenomenal performer Terri Hendrix and Grammy-Award winner Lloyd Maines on the radio show

Having admired Lloyd for years, it was quite the experience to just sit at his elbow, and more so to visit on-air.

And listeners have been exclaiming regularly what “great sound” the station has!  Yes, Kyle has done a wonderful engineering job.

So I was still buzzing when we left the radio show in the capable hands of Azaima Anderson last week, as Jean and I headed off to Santa Fe to attend the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) conference to learn and share ideas and photo 1songs with other folk musicians.  We enjoyed the talents of Carl Struck, Mollie O’Brien, David Berkely, Country Blues Revue, Cactus Tractor, and many more great-hearted folks who love music.

sca posterMany musicians were impressed to learn about our new local community radio station, KURU, 89.1 FM, and our “Silver City Acoustic” radio show that I host with Jean, and expressed new interest in putting Silver City onto their tours!  (One more benefit of community radio!  Touring artists are more attracted to our town!)  Of course, we also told them about the new music-and-great-food brewery/venue in town, and took home many CD’s from artists to pass around to the appropriate venues.

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The Old Town Bistro (historical Baca House) off the old town plaza in beautiful downtown Socorro.

Saturday night, we were booked into Socorro’s Old Town Bistro, and had the pleasure of bass player Jeff Ray meeting us there (from Bayard) and two excellent musician-friends from Socorro, Bill Giebitz and Jeannie Dixon, join us on guitar and fiddle at the end of the evening.  Thank you all for tripling the fun!  We played til after 11!

Performing at the Bistro

Performing at the Bistro

We had a great night, especially enjoying the fact that many of our Socorro musician friends were there – despite having been up late the night before to celebrate this ending of an era – the Bistro is closing!  We played the last Saturday.

The plaza in downtown Socorro

The plaza in downtown Socorro

The next morning, we walked around the beautiful, grassy, tree-lined downtown plaza with its park benches, historic adobe architecture, a great little coffee shop (with lovely pastries), all surrounded by mountains and desert – a small town almost as lovely as this one!

But the fun’s not over!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, I’m happy to be playing again with my good friend, Charlie Alfero – this Saturday night, April 5, at Diane’s Parlor – with Kevin Compton sitting in with us, and possibly a guest drummer.  6-9 pm.  Fine food and drink, and fine folks.  Music is free.

I’m always honored and delighted when friends and acquaintances come out to attend a performance – so thank you for putting this date on your calendar.

I also appreciate comments and likes on my website!  Thanks!

Peace and Love,


Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, and Scott VanLinge on “Silver City Acoustic” tonight!

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Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), she dodges musical pigeonholes alongside Lloyd Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own.

Lloyd Maines has been playing around Texas since the 1970’s and is a remarkable talent on the guitar, pedal steel, dobro, mandolin and banjo.  With all of the opportunities open to him, he chooses to spend a great deal of his time touring with the ultra-talented singer-songwriter, Terri Hendrix.

Terri also started a non-profit organization, Own Your Own Universe (OYOU), teaching children to garden and more!  Check it out at

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will be our guests tonight during the first hour (6:15-ish til 7) of “Silver City Acoustic” with host Greg Renfro.

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Our second guest of the evening, will be Scott VanLinge, local and internationally-recognized luthier and elder bluesman, who performs on guitar, slide, and harmonica, for dancing crowds regularly in Silver City.

We’ll talk with Scott about his early musical years (Utah Phillips, Kate Wolf – see photo below), his influences (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Brownie and Sonny, Doc Watson, Willie Chambers), and more!

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